Antonio C. Ferreira is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He received the E.E. ( 1987 ) and M.Sc. ( 1991 ) degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, U.K (1997), all in Electrical Engineering. His main interests are in power systems and electrical machines. He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been involved in various research projects funded by the government and industry.
He received the Crompton Premium for best proceedings paper from The Institution of Engineering and Technology, (IET-UK), the Kenneth Emsley Prize for his Ph.D. thesis from St Edmunds College - U.K and has been inducted into Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) honor society.
He is an Associate Editor of the IET Electric Power Applications.
From 1998 to 2004 he was the Brazilian Representative to CIGRÉ Study Committee A1 - Rotating Machines. He has been a volunteer of the IEEE for more than 20 years, having served as Director of Region 9 – Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as on the Board of Directors of the IEEE.